Innovation Archives - BUSRide


Ramping Up for College

Enterprise-level turns campus-level as major universities across the country expand their fleets and solutions By Emma Green How can building an effective government fleet safety program help to ensure that vehicles are safe to operate?  It starts with implementing a comprehensive program that includes GPS tracking, in-cab smart cameras, and analytics dashboards that allow fleet […]

The Impact of Digitalization on the School Bus Industry’s Service, Operations and Profitability

Coverage from the BUSRide-sponsored panel at the Busworld Digital Summit, curated and moderated by Tim Ammon By Emma Green Friday, June 4, BUSRide sponsored a session at the 2021 Busworld Digital Summit, focused on the impact of digitalization on the school bus industry, the services provided, and the operations and profitability of the providers. The […]

Expertise Makes a Difference in Repair or Remanufacturing

The largest municipalities in the country frequently call on NEBR to outsource their collision repair, remanufacturing or refurbishment needs when the extent of the damage or work scope exceeds the capabilities of their facility. Operators need to be mindful and avoid undertaking a repair that might exceed their area of expertise and not attempt to […]

Remanufacturing Means Longer Life and Less Maintenance for Buses

When it comes to evaluating the potential advantages and disadvantages of transit vehicle refurbishment versus new vehicle acquisition, there are many cost-benefit analyses to consider.  Often, larger agencies are involved in a combination of both the purchase of new vehicles and the remanufacturing of their legacy fleets. One of the benefits of introducing new vehicles […]

Repair vs. Replace?

There are many pitfalls when it comes to repairing or replacing damaged vehicles – as well as considerations for alternative propulsion and midlife rehabs Operators who attempt to conduct in-house repairs must consider the risks involved. In-house repairs drive up costs as staff are pulled away from their standard maintenance work. Extensive work requires highly-experienced […]

Increased Seat Cleanliness Through Antimicrobial Coating

The COVID-19 pandemic brought public transit ridership levels down to historic lows. Transit agencies continue to look for ways to protect riders and regain their confidence in coming back to ride public transit at pre-pandemic levels. One necessary approach to protecting riders is routine cleaning and disinfecting of the surfaces that riders may come in […]

Mitigate dangerous driving events with onboard safety technology

By Tim O’Bryan Utilizing vehicle safety equipment such as onboard recorders, lane departure systems and collision avoidance technology can not only reduce potential claims but improve long-term driver behavior patterns. While claims are often unavoidable, onboard cameras can provide the opportunity to accurately evaluate a situation, establish a stronger defense, and mitigate costs. This technology […]

Choose the surveillance system that best supports your bus operations

By Alicia Delgado The age of video is at its prime. Virtual meetings, demonstrations, and even doctor appointments have heavily evolved in wake of the pandemic – and with good reason: video has become a safety net for people. However, despite the recent dependence on video technologies, one has been a constant foundation for security […]

ETA Transit: Solving transit’s customer service problem

Leading Through Innovation DJ Hammingh, senior sales representative for North America at ETA Transit, told BUSRide about why ETA’s customer service focuses on the small things, how the company is pushing transit beyond the paradigm of legacy ITS, and how ETA plans to tackle unique challenges that arise in the “new normal.” Please describe your […]

ETA Transit: Creative thinking is forging new frontiers in transit technology

Leading Through Innovation BUSRide spoke with Brandon Curtis, Mass Transit SME for ETA Transit, about what drew him to this burgeoning ITS company; how its SPOT™ system aims to enhance the ownership experience for transit agencies; and how ETA is poised to continue disrupting transit technology for decades. With all your experience in public transportation, […]